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Building Energy Modeling with OpenStudio

A Practical Guide for Students and Professionals

by Larry Brackney, Andrew Parker, Daniel Macumber, Kyle Benne

Building Energy Modeling with OpenStudio

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This book teaches the fundamentals of building energy modeling and analysis using open source example applications built with the US DOE's OpenStudio modeling platform and EnergyPlus simulation engine. Designed by researchers at US National Laboratories to support a new generation of high performance buildings, EnergyPlus and OpenStudio are revolutionizing how building energy modeling is taught in universities and applied by professional architects and engineers around the world. The authors, all researchers at National Renewable Energy Laboratory and members of the OpenStudio software development team, present modeling concepts using open source software that may be generally applied using a variety of software tools commonly used by design professionals. The book also discusses modeling process automation in the context of OpenStudio Measures - small self-contained scripts that can transform energy models and their data - to save time and effort. They illustrate key concepts through a sophisticated example problem that evolves in complexity throughout the book. The text also examines advanced topics including daylighting, parametric analysis, uncertainty analysis, design optimization, and model calibration. Building Energy Modeling with OpenStudio teaches students to become sophisticated modelers rather than simply proficient software users. It supports undergraduate and graduate building energy courses in Architecture, and in Mechanical, Civil, Architectural, and Sustainability Engineering.
- Includes assignable problems, worked examples, and online solutions to modeling exercises
- Teaches students and professionals the fundamentals of building energy modeling and analysis using US DOE's open source modeling platform, OpenStudio
- Presents methods for tackling complex new construction or retrofit projects quickly and cost-effectively
- Reveals processes that boost building energy modeling productivity
- Conveys basic energy modeling concepts in the context of the broader set of skills professional engineers and architects need to design highly efficient buildings
- Discusses OpenStudio as an extensible platform that supports the development of innovative applications for building science research and design

Authored by key members of the OpenStudio software development team at National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Building Energy Modeling with OpenStudio ebook for free in PDF format (28.5 MB).

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Building Energy Modeling with OpenStudio
Engineering and Technology
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
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28.5 MB

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